Government stops evictions over bank holiday weekend - Refugee Council
April 30, 2004

Government stops evictions over bank holiday weekend

Maeve Sherlock, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council said:

“We’re delighted the Government has agreed not to evict this group over the bank holiday weekend. However, it is vital that this change is communicated urgently, as widely as possible, to prevent any one being made homeless.

“The Government’s urgent review starting on Tuesday 4th May must include setting up immediate transitional arrangements to ensure no one ends up on the streets before they have had a chance to find work or make alternative arrangements”.


Further information

The Refugee Council has published a briefing on asylum seekers and the new EU accession countries (pdf)

The Refugee Council has also published a leaflet for asylum seekers from the EU accession countries on how they will be affected.